College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD)

Art review: ‘Inca: Conquests of the Andes’ at the Dallas Museum of Art

Mon, Jun 15, 2015 - 11:55am

In a museum with such diverse collections as the Dallas Museum of Art, a curatorial staff specializing in the areas of greatest strength is of vital importance. Fortunately, the DMA, whose collection of pre-Hispanic New World art is one of the very best in the country, has recently hired a full-time curator, its first for many years.

Dr. Kimberly Jones joined the museum with a doctorate in pre-Hispanic art history from the highly regarded program at the University of Texas at Austin. Specializing in the art of ancient Peru and neighboring countries, she brings new energy as well as access to the latest scholarship in this...

University of North Texas Students Get Creative With Pro Sound Effects

Fri, Jun 12, 2015 - 12:08pm

More and more schools around the globe have come to demand next level solutions to serve professional, contemporary sound effects content to their many students and faculty with affordable, non-commercial licensing. One such school is the University of North Texas, where Brenda Jaskulske relies on Pro Sound Effects for the school’s sound effects needs in the Department of Media Arts.

“UNT Media Arts students learn how to effectively produce a variety of media content, from narrative and documentary digital cinema to television, radio, corporate media and beyond,” says Jaskulske. “The work they create not only helps open...

CVAD to receive new dean, building

Thu, Jun 4, 2015 - 11:14am

The College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas is set to get a new dean this fall and a new building in the coming years.

Greg Watts, current chairman of the art department at Metropolitan State University of Denver, will start at UNT on Aug. 1.

“To lead a college of visual arts and design is so rare in our field,” Watts said. “This keeps me pure to my life, and art and design is my life. The opportunity to step in and become a part of what is already a tremendous program, hopefully I’ll be able to amplify all of the work that students, faculty and staff already do.”

Watts, who has two...

UNT names fashion program after Dallas designer Michael Faircloth

Tue, Jun 2, 2015 - 1:22pm

Dallas fashion designer Michael Faircloth — a long-time supporter of DIFFA and famous for designing Laura Bush’s inaugural ball gown — has been honored by the University of North Texas with a fashion program named in his honor.

Lisa Troutt, a former fashion designer, and her husband Kenny donated $500,000 to launch the Michael Faircloth Fashion Design Program in honor of the UNT alumnus. The goal is to raise a total of $2.5 million to support the program.

“I am humbled and overjoyed that my friend [Lisa Troutt] and my alma mater desire to recognize...

Graduate students have two UNT exhibits

Mon, Jun 1, 2015 - 1:50pm

Lewisville league calls for art submissions

The Visual Art League of Lewisville is accepting submissions for its upcoming “Fresh Ideas” exhibition.

The exhibit is open to Texas artists 18 years of age and older.

Artists can submit up to three pieces to the league between from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on June 21 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand, 100 N. Charles St.

Only original two and three-dimensional work created in the past two years not previously been shown in a Lewisville art league exhibit are eligible for selection.

Registration costs $25 for league members and $35 for...